Kickstart Scheme Jobs

We have successfully gained Kickstart Scheme gateway employer status after securing funding to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit at risk of long term unemployment.

What does this mean for practices?

General Practices and other organisations which wish to join this programme as final employers will have access to staff recruited by Primary Care Wirral and trained via our partner One Wirral CIC.

Become a Kickstart Placement Provider

What does the programme consist off?

General Practices and organisations which would like to collaborate with us by becoming placement providers will gain access to newly skilled young employees at no additional cost.

Kickstart funding will cover:

 

Will staff be trained before they start their placement?

We have partnered with One Wirral to create a tailored training programme aimed at providing Kickstart staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in Primary Care settings, including:

  • Essential Employability Training
  • Primary Care specific modules, i.e. Care Navigation and EMIS
  • Access to further Blue Stream training

 

How many staff and roles are available?

Employers can decide the number of Kickstart staff needed and spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.

All practices and organisations which want to work with us need to do is let us know the number of employees they are looking for and the positions they would like staff to cover.

Below is a list of the currently available administrative roles, but we can create new job profiles to adapt to the needs our final employers.

ACUTE RESPONSE ADMINISTRATOR

The role of an Acute Response Administrator is to provide accurate, organised and timely administrative support to the Acute Response Team.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Answering the phone and dealing with patients and PCN Practices queries and requests
  • General administration tasks
  • Maintaining staff and/or clinic rotas
  • Collating information and support the weekly performance reports
  • Undertaking stock checks and order PPE and Equipment
  • Assisting with vaccination programme (where necessary)

ASSISTANT CARE NAVIGATOR

An Assistant Care Navigator’s role is to support the practice by ensuring all patients are being given the appropriate care from start to finish.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Answering the phone and dealing with patients and enquiries
  • Handling medical records
  • General administration tasks
  • Assisting with vaccination programme (where necessary)
  • Photocopying of patients notes.

The candidate will develop skills such as telephone skills, how to deal with difficult patient and IT skills (how to use systems such as EMIS, Docman and general computer skills).

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the Business Administrator may include any or all of the following:

  • Maintaining accurate staff training records
  • Assisting with the calling and recalling of patient
  • Providing administrative support to the Management and wider practice teams
  • Providing general office duties including photocopying, scanning and incoming/outgoing post
  • Maintaining staff and / or clinic rotas
  • Any other administrative task appropriate to the role

Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the management team, dependent on current and evolving practice workload and staffing levels.

COVID-19 VACCINATION ADMINISTRATOR

Covid-19 Vaccination Administrator is a support role to work under the direction of PCN Care Coordinators, providing administrative support to the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Service in Wirral.

This role entails:

  • Contacting patients over the phone and making bookings
  • Using online booking systems and monitoring take-up
  • Supporting with clinic set up and data entry
  • Welcoming and checking in patients on arrival
  • Providing administrative support to the vaccination team
  • Undertaking stock checks
  • Supporting volunteers on site
  • Helping to collate information at the end of the day into a report template

JUNIOR ADMINISTRATOR

A Junior Administrators role is to support the practice by ensuring all patients are being given the appropriate care from start to finish.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Answering the phone and dealing with patients and enquiries
  • Handling medical records
  • General administration tasks
  • Assisting with vaccination programme (where necessary)
  • Photocopying to patients notes

The candidate will develop skills such as telephone skills, how to deal with difficult patients and IT skills (how to use systems such as EMIS, Docman and general computer skills).

MEDICINES MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Medicines Management Support staff help processing prescription requests via the clinical system.

Daily tasks include:

  • Ensuring repeat medication is issued in line with the protocols which are already in place
  • Managing patient queries in relation to medication
  • Ensure that any queries raised are dealt with quickly and correctly
  • Liaising with other health care professionals such as community pharmacists, consultants and GPs to manage queries from outside the practice

PCN ADMINISTRATOR

The role of the Administrator is to provide accurate, organised and timely administrative support including diary management to the senior leadership team; providing information and support.

The Administrator is required to provide direct support to the Operations Manager by:

  • Organising meetings or events and supporting the implementation of initiatives through timely and relevant information analysis, and administrative support
  • Maintaining relationships with a broad range of internal and external partners
  • Participating in relevant internal and external working groups and initiatives to take minutes, capture and create action plans, support the Operations Manager
  • Facilitating cross organisational communication and data collection, and support the Operations Manager in drafting reports and briefings.
  • Producing, reviewing and circulating all documents required for meetings
  • Typing minute meetings where required
  • Arranging appropriate cover for clinical staff when required
  • Travelling regularly between practices and meeting locations

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR

A Research Administrator’s role is to support the practice by:

  • Communicating with other sites/surgeries
  • Filing and maintaining site files
  • Arranging appointment for patients
  • Updating medical staff diaries as required
  • Organising patient letters
  • Updating excel spreadsheets
  • Managing stock i.e. any deliveries
  • Check fridge and log temperature daily
  • Organising general documentation

What does the recruitment process consist of?

Once a placement provider has decided the number of staff and roles required for their organisation, PCW will contact the Department of Work and Pensions to start the recruitment process via Jobs Centre Plus.

The first jobs are now live and candidates simply need to talk to their work coach to find out more.

How to become a Kickstart placement provider?

Any local GP practices and organisations interested in collaborating with us as work placement providers can apply by simply filling the Employer Agreement Form and submitting it to PCW Administrative Assistant, Katie Joynson, on [email protected].